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Female Ranger Grad Makes History Again

Kristen Griest becomes first female infantry officer

(Newser) - She made history once. Now she's done it again. Kristen Griest, one of the first female soldiers to earn a Ranger tab , has become the US Army's first female infantry officer after the military overturned a ban on women in combat positions, reports the Army Times . "Like... More »

Marines Open Infantry School to Women

Female volunteers will head to officer training facility for first time

(Newser) - For the first time ever, women will be permitted to train as infantry combat officers in the Marine Corps, reports the Military Times , which calls the move "monumental." Until now, women have largely been relegated to support roles such as personnel administration and aircraft maintenance. An unknown number... More »

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